May Wine and Beer Events at the BC Liquor Stores

Here is your inside track to some of the upcoming events in May. Summer is here! We have a variety of exciting events in our stores this month. BC Liquor Stores will be presenting the highly anticipated 2014 California Wine Release.

PARK ROYAL

NEW ZEALAND: AN INDELIBLE EXPRESSION OF PLACE

Friday, May 4th
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

It has been said that there is no wine anywhere in the world that tastes like wine from New Zealand. The balance of extraordinary purity of flavours, distinctive fruit characteristics and appealing balanced acidity is superb. Come taste New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris; exciting wines that surprise and delight.

THE DON JULIO EXPERIENCE

Thursday, May 10th
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Join Diageo’s Reserve Brand Ambassador for a fun and informative mixology session featuring Don Julio Tequila.

CALIFORNIA WINE RELEASE – PRE TASTING

Discover California winesFriday, May 11th
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

BC Liquor Stores is proud to host a special preview tasting of the 2014 vintage of premium California Wines. Join Stephen Schiedel, BC Liquor Stores Category Manager for wines of North America, as he presents a selection of premium wines that encompasses names that are classic, from vineyards that are iconic and highly rated by wine experts.
Tickets are $40 and may be purchased at any BC Liquor Store location.

CALIFORNIA WINE RELEASE

Saturday, May 12th
9:30 – 1:30 p.m.

BC Liquor Stores will release a special selection of the 2014 vintage of California wines. The selection will be defined by many highly rated, limited allocation products including large format sizes with bottle limits. There will also be some wines whose price and availability will allow for case volume purchases. A handful of early release 2015 small lot wines will also be made available at this time.

CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY WITH BONTERRA WINE

Saturday, May 12th
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Discover Bonterra’s initiatives to create award-winning organic wine and help save the bees, all while enjoying a complimentary tasting. Give the perfect gift and celebrate Mother’s Day and Mother Earth with Bonterra wines! A portion of each sale will be donated to Wildlife Preservation Canada Native Pollinator Initiative to help improve bee habitats across British Columbia.

BC LIQUOR STORES NEW & EXCLUSIVES

Thursday, May 17th
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Looking to excite your palate with something NEW? Join our Product Consultants for an opportunity to taste new and exclusive offerings – only available at BC Liquor Stores. Come and try products hand-picked by our experts in an informative tasting session. Talk one-on-one with our Product Consultants to learn about the latest and greatest products that will be the perfect accompaniment to your everyday meals or that special occasion.

39TH & CAMBIE

MASI CONTEMPORARY ART 2000 AMARONE RELEASE

Tuesday, May 1st
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Come join Raffaele Boscaini, 7th generation director of Masi Agricola, as we release a collaborative wine between Masi and local Coast Salish Artist Susan Point. The 2000 Costasera featured in the art work will be tasted, as well as other wines from Masi’s portfolio.
Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at any BC Liquor Store location.

CALIFORNIA WINE RELEASE – PRE TASTING

Thursday, May 10th
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

BC Liquor Stores is proud to host a special preview tasting of the 2014 vintage of premium California Wines. Join Stephen Schiedel, BC Liquor Stores Category Manager for wines of North America, as he presents a selection of premium wines that encompasses names that are classic, from vineyards that are iconic and highly rated by wine experts.
Tickets are $40 and may be purchased at any BC Liquor Store location.

EMERGING WINES OF EASTERN & CENTRAL EUROPE

Friday, May 11th
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This will be an opportunity to taste a selection of emerging European wines including new listings and best-selling European classics. Try them together with some authentic European delicacies.

CALIFORNIA WINE RELEASE

Saturday, May 12th
9:30 – 1:30 p.m.

BC Liquor Stores will release a special selection of the 2014 vintage of California wines. The selection will be defined by many highly rated, limited allocation products including large format sizes with bottle limits. There will also be some wines whose price and availability will allow for case volume purchases. A handful of early release 2015 small lot wines will also be made available at this time.

CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY WITH BONTERRA WINE

Saturday, May 12th
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Discover Bonterra’s initiatives to create award-winning organic wine and help save the bees, all while enjoying a complimentary tasting. Give the perfect gift and celebrate Mother’s Day and Mother Earth with Bonterra wines! A portion of each sale will be donated to Wildlife Preservation Canada Native Pollinator Initiative to help improve bee habitats across British Columbia.

MASTERCLASS WITH DOUGAL GUNN SHARP

Monday, May 14th
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Innis & Gunn believe in evolution and continuously explore the endless flavour possibilities that marrying the barrel and beer hold. Join us for a masterclass with their founder and master brewer, Dougal Gunn Sharp.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at any BC Liquor Store location.

BC LIQUOR STORES NEW & EXCLUSIVES

Thursday, May 17th
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Looking to excite your palate with something NEW? Join our Product Consultants for an opportunity to taste new and exclusive offerings – only available at BC Liquor Stores. Come and try products hand-picked by our experts in an informative tasting session. Talk one-on-one with our Product Consultants to learn about the latest and greatest products that will be the perfect accompaniment to your everyday meals or that special occasion.

APPLETON ESTATE ENGRAVING EVENT
Friday, May 18th
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Experience the taste of Appleton Estate Rums crafted in the heart of Jamaica, while having the opportunity to engrave your purchased bottle with a personalized message.

THE DON JULIO EXPERIENCE
Saturday, May 19th
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Join Diageo’s Reserve Brand Ambassador for a fun and informative mixology session featuring Don Julio Tequila.

THE ORIGINAL MARGARITA
Friday, May 25th
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Getting back to the basics!  Taste the delicious pairing of Cazadores Reposado and Cointreau in the creation of the original margarita.

ALBERNI & BUTE

THE DON JULIO EXPERIENCE
Friday, May 11th
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Join Diageo’s Reserve Brand Ambassador for a fun and informative mixology session featuring Don Julio Tequila.

CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY WITH BONTERRA WINE
Saturday, May 12th
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Discover Bonterra’s initiatives to create award-winning organic wine and help save the bees, all while enjoying a complimentary tasting. Give the perfect gift and celebrate Mother’s Day and Mother Earth with Bonterra wines! A portion of each sale will be donated to Wildlife Preservation Canada Native Pollinator Initiative to help improve bee habitats across British Columbia.

BC LIQUOR STORES NEW & EXCLUSIVES
Thursday, May 17th
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Looking to excite your palate with something NEW? Join our Product Consultants for an opportunity to taste new and exclusive offerings – only available at BC Liquor Stores. Come and try products hand-picked by our experts in an informative tasting session. Talk one-on-one with our Product Consultants to learn about the latest and greatest products that will be the perfect accompaniment to your everyday meals or that special occasion.

PENINSULA VILLAGE

CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY WITH BONTERRA WINE
Saturday, May 12th
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Discover Bonterra’s initiatives to create award-winning organic wine and help save the bees, all while enjoying a complimentary tasting. Give the perfect gift and celebrate Mother’s Day and Mother Earth with Bonterra wines! A portion of each sale will be donated to Wildlife Preservation Canada Native Pollinator Initiative to help improve bee habitats across British Columbia.

BC LIQUOR STORES NEW & EXCLUSIVES
Thursday, May 17th
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Looking to excite your palate with something NEW? Join our Product Consultants for an opportunity to taste new and exclusive offerings – only available at BC Liquor Stores. Come and try products hand-picked by our experts in an informative tasting session. Talk one-on-one with our Product Consultants to learn about the latest and greatest products that will be the perfect accompaniment to your everyday meals or that special occasion.

LANGLEY

CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY WITH BONTERRA WINE
Saturday, May 12th
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Discover Bonterra’s initiatives to create award-winning organic wine and help save the bees, all while enjoying a complimentary tasting. Give the perfect gift and celebrate Mother’s Day and Mother Earth with Bonterra wines! A portion of each sale will be donated to Wildlife Preservation Canada Native Pollinator Initiative to help improve bee habitats across British Columbia.

BC LIQUOR STORES NEW & EXCLUSIVES
Thursday, May 17th
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Looking to excite your palate with something NEW? Join our Product Consultants for an opportunity to taste new and exclusive offerings – only available at BC Liquor Stores. Come and try products hand-picked by our experts in an informative tasting session. Talk one-on-one with our Product Consultants to learn about the latest and greatest products that will be the perfect accompaniment to your everyday meals or that special occasion.

KELOWNA ORCHARD PARK

CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY WITH BONTERRA WINE
Saturday, May 12th
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Discover Bonterra’s initiatives to create award-winning organic wine and help save the bees, all while enjoying a complimentary tasting. Give the perfect gift and celebrate Mother’s Day and Mother Earth with Bonterra wines! A portion of each sale will be donated to Wildlife Preservation Canada Native Pollinator Initiative to help improve bee habitats across British Columbia.

BC LIQUOR STORES NEW & EXCLUSIVES
Thursday, May 17th
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Looking to excite your palate with something NEW? Join our Product Consultants for an opportunity to taste new and exclusive offerings – only available at BC Liquor Stores. Come and try products hand-picked by our experts in an informative tasting session. Talk one-on-one with our Product Consultants to learn about the latest and greatest products that will be the perfect accompaniment to your everyday meals or that special occasion.

FORT STREET

CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY WITH BONTERRA WINE
Saturday, May 12th
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Discover Bonterra’s initiatives to create award-winning organic wine and help save the bees, all while enjoying a complimentary tasting. Give the perfect gift and celebrate Mother’s Day and Mother Earth with Bonterra wines! A portion of each sale will be donated to Wildlife Preservation Canada Native Pollinator Initiative to help improve bee habitats across British Columbia.

BC LIQUOR STORES NEW & EXCLUSIVES
Thursday, May 17th
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Looking to excite your palate with something NEW? Join our Product Consultants for an opportunity to taste new and exclusive offerings – only available at BC Liquor Stores. Come and try products hand-picked by our experts in an informative tasting session. Talk one-on-one with our Product Consultants to learn about the latest and greatest products that will be the perfect accompaniment to your everyday meals or that special occasion.

OTHER STORES

CALIFORNIA WINE RELEASE
Saturday, May 12th
9:30 – 1:30 p.m.

BC Liquor Stores will release a special selection of the 2014 vintage of California wines. The selection will be defined by many highly rated, limited allocation products including large format sizes with bottle limits. There will also be some wines whose price and availability will allow for case volume purchases. A handful of early release 2015 small lot wines will also be made available at this time.

Visit any of these three BC Liquor Store locations participating in the California 2013 Wine Release for the largest selection of wines:

39th & Cambie
Park Royal
Richmond Brighouse

A small selection of the wines will also be available at these BC Liquor Store locations:
8th & Cambie, Vancouver
Alberni & Bute, Vancouver
Caulfield, West Vancouver
Courtenay
Dunbar, Vancouver
Fort Street, Victoria
Langley
Peninsula Village, Surrey
Kamloops Columbia Place
Kelowna Orchard Park
Vernon
Westwood, Port Coquitlam
Whistler Marketplace

BC LIQUOR STORES NEW & EXCLUSIVES
Thursday, May 17th

*Time of tasting varies per store. Please check the announcement board at each BC Liquor Store location for the most up to date schedule.
Looking to excite your palate with something NEW? Join our Product Consultants for an opportunity to taste new and exclusive offerings – only available at BC Liquor Stores. Come and try products hand-picked by our experts in an informative tasting session. Talk one-on-one with our Product Consultants to learn about the latest and greatest products that will be the perfect accompaniment to your everyday meals or that special occasion.

This event will be at the following BC Liquor Stores at these times:

8th & Cambie, Vancouver – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
39th & Cambie, Vancouver – 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Alberni & Bute, Vancouver- 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Dunbar, Vancouver – 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fleetwood, Surrey – 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fort Street, Victoria – 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Highgate Village, Burnaby – 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Kamloops Columbia Place – 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Kelowna Mission Park – 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Kelowna Orchard Park – 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Langley – 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Nicola Station, Port Coquitlam – 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Nordel Crossing, Surrey – 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Northgate, Burnaby – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Park Royal, West Vancouver –  5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Peninsula Village, Surrey – 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Penticton Plaza – 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Prince George Pine Centre – 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Richmond Brighouse – 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Richmond Ironwood – 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
SOLO, Burnaby – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Vernon – 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Victoria Westshore – 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Westwood Centre, Port Coquitlam – 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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